Service Canada is Ranking Parents and Insulting Customers

PETITION TO: SERVICE CANADA

 

Service Canada is Ranking Parents and Insulting Customers

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Service Canada is Ranking Parents and Insulting Customers

Is there no end to the absurdities of Justin Trudeau’s government and its new gender ideology? Well, apparently not, according to Service Canada. Here is what they said in a couple of tweets on March 21st:

1/1 Madam/Sir will still be used by Service Canada employees if the client’s preference is known. In all cases, Canadians will decide how they wish to be addressed.

2/2 In order to meet the expectations of its clientele, Service Canada has made some adjustments that allow the public to confirm how they wish to be addressed by Service Canada, to adapt to the reality of the 21st century.

This all sounds fine and dandy on the surface, but it is merely double-speak for a new government policy at Service Canada. According to LifeSite, this policy forbids the normal and appropriate use of terms like “sir”, “ma’am”, “Mr.”, “Mrs.”, and even “father” and “mother”. These are deemed as “portraying a perceived bias toward a particular sex or gender.”

Really? If a man phones Service Canada and the agent calls him “sir” out of respect, that shows a “bias”? Of course, if it happens to be a woman with a husky voice, that might show some misunderstanding, but not bias.

To add insult to injury, when referring to a “mother” or “father”, agents are now apparently using the terms “parent number one” or “parent number two”. But is it not more sexist and more insulting to refer to a parent as “#1” or “#2”? Who wants to be the one to make that call! What Canadian parent thinks of his/her identity in terms of “being #1 or #2”? Those numbers are ranks of importance. We just do not do that in Canada!

We need to reach out to Service Canada and let them know the insult and disrespect they are causing Canadians by this new policy. If they realize how upset ordinary Canadians are, they will have to change their policy – or else change their name to Disservice Canada. Please sign the petition.

 

FOR FURTHER READING

-LifeSite: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/service-canada-bans-mother-and-father-to-be-more-gender-inclusive

-Global News: https://globalnews.ca/news/4097862/service-canada-gender-neutral-language/

-CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/service-canada-gender-neutral-1.4585629

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Please Show Respect at Service Canada

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are writing in regards to your new policy to avoid “gendered” forms of address when speaking with the public.

We believe forms of address such as “sir”, “ma’am”, “Mr.”, “Mrs.”, “Miss”, “Ms.”, etc. are polite, appropriate, and respectful. We expect to be treated with dignity and respect when we use your service – a service we pay for with our taxes.

Furthermore, it is a gross insult for you to use the terms “parent #1” and “parent #2” when referring to a father or mother. No one wants to be ranked. Fathers and mothers want the respect due to them in their respective roles in the family. That is what the title “father” or “mother” affords.

We do not believe it is a matter of “gender bias” if one of your agents happens to use the wrong form of address or term. We believe it is just a simple misunderstanding. No problem.

Please return to your former policy of respectful and polite communication with your clients.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

Service Canada is Ranking Parents and Insulting Customers

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